GeoPing

GeoPing

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This application was created on request of a friend who wanted to geo-locate his child who had just got a phone with a limited package. This would help him to be sure that his child would well back home .

The principle:
➤ Geolocation of a contact by sending a text message that provides position between two phones
➤ SMS query GeoPing (like ping linux): this request will be intercepted if and only if the target phone have first installed the application Geoping.

=> Once the message have been sent it would disappeared next and then the phone "applicant" would received a reply SMS with the phone's GPS position in an obfuscated form (a human can not read it).

Benefits:
✔ Confidentiality, data protection and backup
✔ A basic phone with SMS subscription is cheaper than a subscription with Datas
✔ Sending an SMS consumes less battery
✔ Enabling the localization demand increases the phone's standby
✔ The use of SMS as a communication protocol increases the level of network coverage and Edge allows the application to be able to geo-locate any place cut.
✔ Unlike other systems that use 3G Data (eg Latitude) GeoPing is 100% functional
✔ Use maps OpenStreet Map allows you to complete the online maps and use maps and more representative of your environment GeoPing.

Features:
➤ Securing information: GPS positions do not pass between you and the telephone company.
➤ Obfuscation and protocol optimization by SMS
➤ A GeoPing SMS count like an SMS Operator: GeoPing SMS messages are designed to use character ranges and not exceed the length triggering over-invoicing operator SMS.
➤ Secure pairing with 3 modes of association (Secure, Authorized or on request)
➤ Ability to display or not a notification to each request GeoPing
➤ Map Open Street Map (OSM), online editable
➤ Vector map for use with low network
➤ Widget to send its position or ask
➤ Link to Google StreetMap points and Navigation

For more details please visit OSM:
➤ OSM France: http://www.openstreetmap.fr/
➤ Publishers cards: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Editing

We advise you as OSM map editor:
➤ Potlatch (online): http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Potlatch_2
➤ JOSM (offline): http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/JOSM

Tags: stealth ping, geoping ?, stealth ping sms geolocation, ping a phone with sms to get its location, ping geolocate, geolocate ping sms.

Recently changed in this version

V0.3.1:
➣Counter On GeoPing Notification
➣Map Invalidation optimisation, to use less cpu
➣Add security on Ring phone feature

V0.2.2:
➣Bug Fix on 2.3.x

V0.2.0:
➣GeoFence Beta
➣Multi Windows for PIP

V0.1.7:
➣Navigation mode by Sliding Menu
➣Persist hide My Location status on Map
➣Small Bug Fix

V0.1.6:
➣Save Acknowledge on Log for SMS Send
➣Event Type for the Source of GeoPing
➣Event Notification on Shutdown, Boot, Low Battery
➣Log filetring on screen (Pairing on Person)


Comments and ratings for GeoPing
  • (62 stars)

    by A Google User on 02/03/2014

    Its four four for trial!

  • (62 stars)

    by bonto33 on 01/02/2014

    Bonjour,
    je trouve l'idée fantastique, et je voudrais bien y avoir acces cependant j'ai soit des tablettes sous android sous wifi soit un iphone sous ios, pourriez vous faire un update pour que l'on puisse profiter de votre ingeniosité merci

  • (62 stars)

    by Kimberly Shemon on 05/01/2014

    Closes before it starts